East L.A. Community Corporation is in the home stretch at the second phase of the Cielito Lindo apartments in Boyle Heights.

Located at 2423-2431 E. 1st Street, the project consists of a four-story edifice offering 28 units of affordable and supportive housing above 1,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Gonzalez Goodale Architects designed the low-rise structure, which closely resembles its phase one neighbor.  The building will feature an outdoor deck overlooking 1st Street.

A rental application circulated by ELACC indicates that half of the building's apartments will be designated for Transitioned Age Youth, while others will accommodate persons with mobility, hearing, and sight impairments.  The one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings will be priced for households at or below 30, 40, and 50 percent of the area median income, with monthly rents ranging from $587 to $1,357 per month.

ELACC's Cielito Lindo developments are to be followed by an affordable housing complex on a Metro-owned parcel adjacent to Soto Station.  That project, called Los Lirios, will consist of 63 residential units above ground-floor commercial space.

Several other properties acquired by Metro during the construction of the Gold Line's eastside extension are also slated to be developed with affordable housing and community-serving commercial uses.

Interested in finding affordable housing? Visit housing.lacity.org.